BS and MS, Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1958
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1961
Dr. Joseph had 29 years experience at TRW before retiring in March 1991. In his initial assignments at TRW, he was responsible for the development of the ascent guidance software for the Atlas-Agenas which were used to launch Ranger (the first spacecraft to land on
the moon), Mariner, OGO. and the Gemini target vehicle. This software contained
the first Kalman filter to be used for aerospace applications.
As a department manager, he supervised the development of the guidance software
for the Apollo Lunar Module Abort Guidance System and for Minuteman III. Later,
as the manager of the Guidance and Navigation Laboratory, Dr. Joseph managed all TRW guidance and navigation activities on
such programs as Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Centaur, Atlas and Atlas-Agena.
After managing several classified programs, Dr. Joseph became an Operations Manager
in 1982. He managed operations of as many as 800 people. These Operations were responsible for successful lines of business in Army Command and Control, Air
Force Avionics Software Maintenance, Air Force Information Systems and Air Force Command Centers.
Since retiring from TRW, Dr. Joseph has been consulting with various companies
on satellite attitude control system problems: for Orbital Sciences Corp. on ORBCOMM, for Westinghouse on COMET, and for TRW
Dr. Joseph is the author of 5 technical papers on optimal control theory and is
the co-author with R.S. Bucy of the book "Filtering of Stochastic Processes with Application to Guidance".